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FL Sales Tax Audit: Gas Station Convenience Store

Throughout my time both with the Florida Department of Revenue and after, I have seen that gas stations and convenience stores are a common target of Florida sales tax audits. As we are rapidly approaching almost ten years of this focus on this industry by the Department, I ...

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FL Sales Tax Audit: Gas Station Convenience Store

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  • FL Sales Tax Audit: Gas Station Convenience Store
    FL Sales Tax Audit: Gas Station Convenience Store

    Throughout my time both with the Florida Department of Revenue and after, I have seen that gas stations and convenience stores are a common target of Florida sales tax audits. As we are rapidly ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: HVAC CONTRACTORS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: HVAC CONTRACTORS

    Florida sales and use tax laws are very confusing, especially in the construction industry. HVAC companies fall into this category of confusion as well, but the issues are a little more clear cut if ...

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  • Florida Exempts Items Donated to 501(c)(3) From Sales and Use Tax
    Florida Exempts Items Donated to 501(c)(3) From Sales and Use Tax

    Starting July 1, 2019, Florida changed the law so that taxpayers who purchase items exempt for resale no longer have to remit sales and use tax on those items when they are donated to a 501(c)(3) ...

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  • Pasco County Tourist Development Tax Reported to County: November 1, 2019
    Pasco County Tourist Development Tax Reported to County: November 1, 2019

    Effective November 1, 2019, Pasco County, Florida, will begin administering its local tourist development tax. Taxpayers will be required to report and pay their 4% tourist development taxes from the ...

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  • Shipping: An Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption
    Shipping: An Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption

    In a modern economy, virtually everything is purchased and sold over the internet. Even groceries can now be ordered on demand from local Whole Foods. While sales tax has always been a charge ...

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  • Technology: Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption
    Technology: Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption

    Technology and Florida’s sales and use tax laws have been playing a game of cat and mouse for decades. As new technology enters the market, Florida tries to capture that new technology under its ...

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  • Is CBD Subject to Florida Sales Tax?
    Is CBD Subject to Florida Sales Tax?

    We have recently received an influx of calls regarding the taxability of CBD products derived from hemp. In Florida, sales of tangible personal property are subject to sales and use tax unless they ...

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  • Bad Debts – Florida Sales Tax Exemption
    Bad Debts – Florida Sales Tax Exemption

    Did you know you can take sales tax credits for bad debts in your business? Quite often, businesses do not collect the total balance of their sales. These bad debts are kept track of, and at the end ...

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  • Manufacturing – Florida Sales and Use Tax Exemption
    Manufacturing – Florida Sales and Use Tax Exemption

    Like many states, Florida offers unique and specific manufacturing exemptions that can provide great savings to those educated on them. Sometimes these exemptions come about by the state alone, which ...

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  • PROTEST A FL SALES AND USE TAX AUDIT
    PROTEST A FL SALES AND USE TAX AUDIT

    There is not much worse of a feeling than opening mail with a sales and use tax audit notice from the Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR). Barring exceptional facts and circumstances, you or your ...

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  • FL Taxpayer's Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption Upheld!
    FL Taxpayer's Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption Upheld!

    Florida Property Appraisers notoriously can change their mind when it comes to exemptions even when those exemptions have been in place for years prior. Recently, Alachua County denied a longstanding ...

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  • Is Labor Subject to Sales Tax in Florida?
    Is Labor Subject to Sales Tax in Florida?

    Florida taxpayers are often surprised to discover that labor is subject to sales and use tax. However, it is not all labor that is subject to tax. Instead, it is only certain types of labor. To make ...

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  • FL DOR Abuses “Limited Scope Audit” Authority
    FL DOR Abuses “Limited Scope Audit” Authority

    For many years, the Florida Department of Revenue has issued notices to taxpayers for “limited scope audits” or “self-audits.” Generally, these notices indicate a lead number which references some ...

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